Posted in April 2012

One step at a time – an opinion of incompetence

Each time Brandon goes to jail, I forget how long the process takes.  He was arrested about Jan 23.  The state hospital sent someone to evaluate him last week and gave the opinion that he’s incompetent.  Now, the judge decides if he agrees.  His court date isn’t until the end of May. Luckily, the public … Continue reading

Disadvantages of calling: “let me transfer you!”

Last week, I decided that I really should find out what’s going on with my relative (who I shall refer to going forward as “Brandon”) since the court ordered an incompetency evaluation last month.  Since the public defender hasn’t returned the three messages I left, I knew it was time for me to get an update through other means. … Continue reading

Its Madness: Writing on Guardianship Publicly

For those that don’t know, I am writing a book on guardianship from afar from the perspective of a social worker and family member.  Initially, I wanted to write anonymously to protect my relative’s confidentiality.  After a month of writing this blog and after speaking with my lawyer, I decided writing a book anonymously isn’t going … Continue reading

Life on a ‘pause’ button

Sometimes I feel like my life (and my relative’s) are on ‘pause.’  I did talk to my lawyer who thinks the book idea is great!  She was going to talk to his lawyer just to make sure, but if I change his name and don’t mention the location, it should be ok.  It was a … Continue reading